Corps de Ballet
Eric Voorhees Trope was born in Summit, New Jersey and began his dance training with the Maryland Youth Ballet in Bethesda, MD. He has attended summer courses at the Rock School for Dance Education, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Following a summer course with the School of American Ballet, Eric entered the school’s year-round winter term program at Lincoln Center. While at SAB, Trope performed Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and a world premiere by faculty member Jock Soto, A Showcase for Young Male Dancers. He was a guest performer with the New York City Opera for their production of Amal and the Night Visitors and in 2008, Eric performed with the New York City Ballet in Fanfare for the Jerome Robbins Celebration. Following his graduation from SAB, Mr. Trope joined Pennsylvania Ballet II, under the direction of William Degregory for the 2009-2010 Season. He was promoted to the rank of Apprentice for the 2011-2012 season. While at Pennsylvania Ballet, Eric has performed in Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Roland Petit’s Carmen, Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee , John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, and the annual production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™
Eric Trope has also created works for the School of American Ballet Student Choreographic Workshop as well as the Annual Pennsylvania Ballet Benefit Performance, Shut Up & Dance. He also has attended Fordham University, and is currently enrolled part-time at the University of Pennsylvania.